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Please take the Limestone University Presidential Search Survey to provide input on what you would like to see in our next President. The survey results will be viewable only by the members of the Search Committee.

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Candidates for the position of President of Limestone University can apply by clicking the link below.

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Last day to submit application for president is January 31, 2024.

The Limestone University Board of Trustees has launched a national search for the University’s 25th President. The Limestone Board of Trustees is committed to an inclusive search process with a Presidential Search Committee composed of trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, and community and business leaders who are soliciting input from the campus community.

The Board of Trustees invites expressions of interest for the University’s next President. Limestone seeks a visionary, open-minded, dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader who will provide effective leadership and administrative management for all instructional, student services, and administrative operations at the University.

The Board, administration, faculty, staff, and students of Limestone seek a person who will lead in an effective and energetic manner providing direction for the University’s future.

The Presidential Search Committee plans to interview several candidates and will recommend a number of them for consideration by the full Board. The Limestone University Board of Trustees will then name a new President.

We encourage all Limestone University stakeholders to visit this webpage often so that we may keep you apprised of the Presidential Search Committee’s progress. This webpage will contain all matters related to the search, from the beginning steps to the new President being selected.

We look forward to continuing our engagement with our campus community during this journey to an even brighter future for Limestone University.


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Timeline

Limestone University’s new President will be selected through an efficient and intensive search process led by the Presidential Search Committee consisting of trustees, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders.

October 2023

  • Randall Richardson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, announces during the full Board of Trustees meeting that Limestone’s Presidential Search will begin. 
  • Dr. Jim Prevost named chair of the search committee.
  • The Presidential Search Committee members and Committee Chair are announced during October 2023 faculty meeting.
  • The Presidential Search Committee selected.

November 2023

  • The Presidential Search Committee is announced to the Board of Trustees.
  • The Department of Communications & Marketing releases the position advertisement to the professional journals of choice.
  • The Search Committee determines the timeline, outreach strategies, priorities, and desired characteristics of a potential President.
  • The Search Committee develops and shares the Presidential position profile.
  • The Department of Communications & Marketing develops Presidential search website and application.
  • Candidate recruitment and identification through advertising, correspondence, and solicitation of nominations and direct recruiting of candidates.
  • Board of Trustees briefed on Presidential Search progress.

December 2023

  • The Presidential Search website and Feedback Survey are launched for campus, alumni, and community stakeholders’ participation. Target date December 1, 2023.
  • The Search Committee is provided access to all resumes and nominations submitted for consideration to date through the secure President Search website.
  • The Search Committee meets to update the search timeline.
  • The Search Committee contacts potential candidates in the search networks that their application has been received by the Search committee.
  • The Search Committee will meet in person to select candidates for first-round interviews.
  • Board of Trustees brief on Presidential Search progress.

January – February 2024

  • The Search Committee continues to receive and review candidate applications.
  • Applicants are contacted to confirm receipt of application materials and respond to questions.
  • Review and update the presidential search timeline.
  • Last day to submit application for president is January 31, 2024.
  • First round interview candidates are selected, vetted, and scheduled for interview.
  • Vetted first-round candidates are announced to the Board of Trustees.
  • The Search Committee conducts first-round interviews.
  • Second-round interview candidates are selected and announced to the Board of Trustees.

March 2024

  • Second-round interviews take place on campus.
  • Finalists are selected, undergo an in-depth background check, and are scheduled for an on campus visit and formal interview.
  • Finalists are recommended to the Board of Trustees for consideration.

April 2024

  • Finalists will visit Limestone for formal interviews and visit with campus leadership, faculty, staff, and University stakeholders. Additionally, finalists will meet with City of Gaffney and Cherokee County government leadership.  
  • Presidential candidate is selected and recommended to the Board of Trustees.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees announces the President-Elect.
The timeline content, criteria, and KPI dates are subject to change.